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  1. The People's Republic of China at Sixty

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... probably not even Mao himself- the amazing journey the People's Republic was about to embark on. China was a poor, rural country back then; the average person could expect to live only until ... cannon'. We've continued to follow developments in the People's Republic regularly since then; and in this magazine, we focus on the challenges ahead for key mainland cities, ...

  2. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people appear increasingly willing to be critical of what they perceive to be incompetent or inappropriate decisions by government and have diminishing respect for the influential and moneyed elite. These trends are not, of course, confined to H ...

  3. An epistle from a 'friend in a sea of people'

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following is the text of Ah Bun's letter to Constable Chu Chun-kwok: How are you? Please excuse my ruthless disturbance. I am one of the many ordinary citizens who are concerned for you. From newspapers, I learn that you were attacked while patrollin ...

  4. Hu hails reforms, says much more still to do

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to govern. 'Comparing our achievements with our long-range goals and people's expectations of a better life, we have no reason to feel content and stop moving forward,' he said. China ... socialist country' when the People's Republic celebrated its centenary in 2049. ...

  5. Mainland hopes to lure top talent from overseas

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing is trying to do more to attract overseas talent at a time when the global financial turmoil is forcing many western companies to cut jobs. A document released by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee called for all government bodies to 'open their minds' and 'revamp their existing policies' to attract overseas talent ...

  6. Falun Gong judicial review bid dismissed

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... under the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance, which defines Taiwan as part of China. But the four- being Taiwanese citizens- were in the same position as aliens in respect of Hong Kong ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Metal scavengers held in immigration crackdown Nineteen people from the mainland suspected of being employed to scavenge for scrap metal were arrested along with two local employers when immigration officers raided 14 locations during a crackdown on illeg ...

  8. Stormy waters as the US opens new 'sluice gate'

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... emigration in the history of the People's Republic; by corrupt officials laundering their ill-gotten money; and by private entrepreneurs stashing their hard-earned money in overseas bank ... into the mainland as the bulk was invested through illegal channels because of China's tight capital controls. But one can safely assume that it's billions of US dollars each month. One crude ...

  9. The 'stealth' normalisation of US-China ties

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by David Lampton

    ... China policy has been a periodic whipping boy for US politicians searching for issues with which to bludgeon each other. Given that tradition, today's US-China relationship represents an enormous diplomatic achievement by seven consecutive administrations in Washington and their counterparts in Beijing. US-China relations are pretty much like America's ties with the rest ...

  10. Gold for elite athletes, fat chance for the rest

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Almost two weeks into the Olympics, China sits atop the medals table and its athletes have never been more popular. But their success has come at a fearsome price. After China ... China, though, is a developing country. The economy is huge but, if you measure the mainland's wealth per person, the country ranks 109th in the world- on a par with the likes of Morocco. ...




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